Lipstick Academy Courses


Part of the Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Group in the vibrant Northern Quarter of Manchester, Lipstick Academy was created by award-winning make-up artist Sylvia Oliver and her sister Denise. Sylvia and her team of experts invite you to come and experience a new and exciting high level of training, for those of you who want to become a professional make-up artist, or for those of you who just want to improve on your make-up skills.

With more than 30 years in the beauty, fashion and hair industry, Sylvia has been regularly acclaimed within the industry for her creative flair as a make-up artist, appearing on T.V. and radio and in women’s magazines, lifestyle publications and the hairdressing press. She has worked at international shows and educational seminars creating beautiful make-overs around the world.

Whether you want to try the latest make up trends for yourself or train to become a professional Make-up Artist (MUA), the Lipstick Academy offers a variety of courses to suit your needs and budget.  Established in 2010, the Lipstick Academy has provided hundreds of Make-up Artists and members of the public with the tools and techniques to grow their make-up skill set.

Personalised Training

Our training is delivered in a fun, friendly environment, right at the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The Lipstick Academy team ensure that each class is small to allow every individual to access a wealth of training and guidance.

Products & Techniques

We believe in the importance of achieving a flawless finish for every skin tone. Our training focuses on a variety of skin tones, giving you the confidence to create on trend looks for friends, family and clients.


To book your personalised course or workshop, call one of our Lipstick Academy experts on 0161 410 0603